Behind Closed Doors: An Insider’s View

Behind Closed Doors: An Insider’s View

Tailored trips were one of the major travel trends in 2018 and 2019 will take this even further. Independent-minded, discerning travelers who seek a different experience want to become more immersed in the local culture when visiting a destination. 

Not only do they want to do what locals do, but they also want to meet the experts and personalities related to art and culture, and get a genuine insider’s view.  In short, they want to experience their chosen destination in a deeper, more honest way, through a different perspective.

By co-creating your trip to Portugal with you, Episode Travel offers you the privilege of traveling with a different point of view. Not only will we design a tailor-made itinerary according to your tastes and needs, but we will go the extra mile to provide you a once-in-a-lifetime experience of art and culture.

Just imagine having lunch at an historic estate hosted by the owners, or taking part in a visit to a museum or contemporary art gallery in the company of art experts and outside opening hours, or having access to gardens and palaces usually closed to the public, with a landscape architect or art historian as a cicerone, ready to tell you all about the projects and the restoration processes.

What could possibly be more unique than a behind-the-scenes visit to an artists’ studio, special workshops where you will have a hands-on experience of Portuguese arts and crafts, sensational poetry readings in historical bookshops, Fado nights followed by a dinner with the singers and the musicians, and unforgettable gastronomic and wine tasting experiences in exclusive wineries and manor houses?

Because, no matter what your destination is, traveling is all about people.
Let us introduce you to the art of traveling in Portugal through the eyes of the experts!

Jewish Heritage: The recent discovery of a medieval Synagogue in Elvas and the reopening of the Jewish Museum in Tomar, the oldest synagogue in Portugal, are some of the highlights in the panorama of Jewish Culture in Portugal. The Rede de Judiarias, based in Belmonte, offers an excellent picture of a unique, much valued heritage.

Wild Alentejo: Alentejo is one of the most beautiful regions in Portugal and a perfect destination for anyone looking for a true communion with nature. Birdwatchers will be delighted with the diversity of habitats, from the cork oak forest to the rocky cliffs, home to a variety of species. The Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana, a protected area in the region of Mértola around the Guadiana river, is wonderful and wild.

Big Winner: Portugal was once again a big winner at the latest World Travel Awards, winning 17 awards in some of the top categories, including World’s Leading Destination, Leading City Destination and Leading City Break (Lisbon). The Paiva Walkways, in Arouca, received the Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction award and Madeira was chosen Leading Island Destination. What an honor! Congrats Portugal!

What our friends and clients are saying about us:

“I have to say, in all the tours I have done, Episode Travel and Raffaella Dintino exceeded all expectations.  She covers all the small details, knows so many people and shows us the real Portugal.  Nothing is too much trouble.  Portugal is such a wonderful country and with Episode Travel’s expertise everything works so well.  Episode Travel does not offer generic touring, but every tour is individually designed.  The most important aspect of Episode Travel is that they LISTEN to their clients.  This is why, I will always work with Raffaella and Episode for all my touring needs in Portugal”

Robyn Gulstrom – TravelPals LL

Episode Travel, Your Personal Travel Consultant for Portugal

WHO we are: Episode is about traveling with art. With a unique heritage, thrilling landscapes and a world of contemporary creativity waiting to be discovered, Portugal is Europe’s best-kept secret.
WHAT we do: We design and provide tailor-made tours to discover Portugal under a new light. Taste superior food & wine in charming restaurants, spend the nights in handpicked hotels where you will time-travel through History and learn about the extraordinary culture of this country blessed by the sun and open to the sea. A team of experienced travel consultants will arrange personalized tours just for you.  Away from the crowd. Designed to fit your interests and needs. Made to amaze you.
WHERE to find us: For more information or to prepare your tailor-made visit to Portugal, please send us an e-mail to or call us on + 351 916 207 990.

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